|12/3/14 various inks, Zig marker, Canson XL 140 lb. paper|
When I was sketching a tree the other day with a couple of abandoned nests in it, I started thinking that bare trees revealing nests would make a good winter series. (Once the weather goes bad, I’m always looking for subjects I can sketch easily from my car.) On my way home from getting a haircut today, I spotted a nest at the top of an otherwise very bare tree in the Roosevelt neighborhood. The Econo-Mini billboard behind it made an interesting background, but unfortunately, my poor lettering made a mess of it (I told you I hate doing lettering in sketches!), and I didn’t want to sketch the buildings around the tree, which made for a lame composition. Despite that, I like the idea. Stay tuned for more trees with empty-nest syndrome.